Silver is characterised by a very good heat and electric conduction (the best of all metals).
The capacity to reflect light of freshly polished silver the best of all metals and for the visible range of light it is 99%.
Silver is a precious metal and shows good resistance to corrosion in solutions that do not contain oxidising and complex-forming substances.
To guarantee an appropriate adhesion of the layer the following additional processes are used (as an alternative – to choose from):
- nickel plating
- preliminary silver-plating
Silver-plating is carried out in the fully automatic barrel line put in to service in November 2007
- Chemical equipment
(source: Galvanizer’s guide. WNT)